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AG Office says act quickly for tire $$

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The Utah Attorney General's Office is asking Utahns to watch the mail for information regarding a $51.5 million legal settlement agreed to by Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.

Many Utahns may be eligible to receive a share of the settlement money.

"Consumers need to act quickly," Attorney General Mark Shurtleff said. "Anyone who feels they have been wrongly denied reimbursement should contact Bridgestone/Firestone."

The manufacturer recently sent out 30,000 notices nationwide to settle a suit filed by Utah and 52 other jurisdictions accusing the tire maker of selling defective tires and misrepresenting the facts while issuing tire recalls.

Those letters were sent to customers who were denied a full reimbursement under the company's tire recall or customer satisfaction programs. Another 100,000 notices will be sent out in late January. The forms must be returned within 60 days to be eligible for the program.